M.A. Online

Public History and Heritage (Online)

University of Derby

36 months
3030 GBP/year
3030 GBP/year
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Public History and Heritage (Online) at University of Derby opens up a wide range of opportunities for you to network with heritage professionals inside and outside the classroom. You will be taught by a team of academic historians and heritage industry experts who can share cutting-edge practice in their fields. 


Public History and Heritage (Online) at University of Derby combines critical academic study of the role of history in the public sphere with practical experience and advanced training designed to prepare you for leadership roles in the heritage sector.Heritage plays a key role in the global economy, driving international tourism and generating income for local communities. 

The heritage industry is now not only a major source of employment, but one of the most frequent ways that members of the public come into contact with the past. 

Our online Public History and Heritage programme has been launched to help you make the most of the many career opportunities emerging in this ever growing and developing industry and gain practical experience and advanced training for heritage sector roles.


MA Public History and Heritage graduates typically go on to pursue a wide range of careers in roles such as Museum Curator, Archive Professional, Heritage Educator and Academic Researcher. Because the MA combines practical work experience with a Masters level dissertation based on thorough academic research, you will have a broad and flexible portfolio of skills to impress potential employers.

This course could also be the springboard for taking your studies to PhD level. The abilities you gain in independent learning, research and communication on the MA will prepare you well for the challenge.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Politics of History: Using the Past in the Present
  • Heritage Management, Funding and Marketing
  • Curation and Conservation in the Digital Age
  • Current Debates in Global Heritage
  • Audiences and Audience Development
  • Public History Consultancy

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant subject area
  • If you don’t have a degree, we can consider your application if supported by significant experience in the heritage sector. Please include evidence of all experience you have in your application. Whilst the University guidelines on prior learning will be followed, RPL will only be recommended where applicants can present a portfolio of professional work, deemed to be of an appropriate level

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9090 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    3030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9090 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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